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Who are Rotarians?

Rotary club members are business and professional leaders who volunteer in their communities and promote world understanding and peace.

Who belongs to Rotary?

The goal of each Rotary club is to recruit a diverse representation of occupations within the club. This helps the club represent a cross-section of the community and promotes a far-reaching influence. Rotary clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.

What do you do at a Rotary Meeting?

  • Call to Order, Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance, or singing of the National Anthem
  • Lunch (a good opportunity to get to know club members and guests)
  • Announcements (this portion can be highly entertaining)
  • Group singing (songbooks are provided)
  • Speaker or program (each club member is asked to provide a speaker or program from time to time). Two business meetings per month in lieu of the program.
  • Group recitation of the Four-Way Test
  • Adjournment

The Objective of Rotary: Service Above Self

The objective of Rotary is to promote the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and in particular, to foster:

  • The development of friendships as an opportunity for service;
  • The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life; and
  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The Four Way Test

Of the things we think, say, or do:
First … Is It The Truth?
Second … Is It Fair To All Concerned?
Third … Will It Build Goodwill And Better Friendship?
Fourth … Is It Beneficial To All Concerned?